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The fight for the Sky
Department of Defense. Department of the Air Force. (09/26/1947 - )
ARC Identifier 63894 / Local Identifier 342-SFP-157. The fight for the Sky: Our fighter pilots versus the Luftwaffe in Western Europe, 1945. On the activities of the 8th Air Force Fighter Command in Europe. Shows a base near East Anglia, England. General Doolittle discusses a mission. Pilots are briefed for an escort mission over Germany. P-47's are relieved in flight by P-51's. German pilots rush to intercept U.S. planes. U.S. bombers and many German fighters are downed. Shows Gen. Kepner. Fighters destroy enemy planes, transportation and communication. Montage a series of still photos of U.S. fliers killed in action.